Beyond the Facade Tours

Around every corner are stories waiting to be shared. Beyond The Facade Tours takes its guests on a walking journey to discover, experience and connect with the Georgetown even many locals don’t know. On a stroll among the community’s historic downtown buildings, the small groups learn of both the past and present, while discovering attractions that lure visitors and residents alike.
Beyond The Facade Tours are available Thursday through Sunday at 10am and 2pm and can be booked online at beyondfacade.com. Private tours are also available. For more information, visit the website or leave a message at 737-228-3871.

Historic Williamson County Courthouse Tours

 

710 Main Street
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Austin architect C.H. Page designed the building, projecting porticoes supported by Ionic columns, and classic pediment and balustrade detailing. The courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007.  Tours given on most Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The Williamson Museum

williamson-museum-georgetown-tx716 South Austin Avenue
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

The Williamson Museum promotes the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County with their exhibits, educational programming, monthly hands-on events and other events for the public.  The Museum also provides tours of the Historic Williamson County Courthouse. The Museum is open Wednesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Also, stop by on First Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Blue Hole


100 Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, Texas
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Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer! Blue Hole Park is open from dawn until dusk. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street. Free public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street in the parking lot or the parking garage. For more information, please go to parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole.

Boomtown Escapes

Boomtown Escape Rooms are “boomtown” themed and will require your team to work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock to break out. Communication, creativity, and grit are keys to success! The Lounge is a comfortable space that will be available to you both before or after your Escape Room adventure. You’re welcome to grab a drink and a strategy game or puzzle to bookend your visit. It is also available for private events during the week! Located in Georgetown, on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Boomtown offers an activity that honors our rich history while offering an innovative form of entertainment. For more information, please check their website, Boomtown Escape Rooms or facebook.com/pg/BoomtownEscapes.

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Georgetown Art Center

georgetown-art-center816 S. Main Street
(512() 930-2583
GeorgetownArtCenterTx.org

Immerse yourself in art. Located in the Historic Firehouse No. 1 (circa 1892), the new Georgetown Art Center, managed by the local nonprofit organization Georgetown Art Works, offers the community a place to appreciate art at every level. The Art Center hosts the works of a nationally renowned artist each month and features the arts and crafts of local artisans in the gift shop.

All Things Kids

all-things-kids2703 S. Main Street
(512) 868-2659
AllThingsKidsUSA.com

All Things Kids is an award winning family owned store proud to offer a unique selection of exceptional European and North American BATTERY FREE toys as well as the top 100 Children’s books of all time. They also offer 42 flavors of Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, shakes, floats and sodas as well as over 400 different kinds of candy. The Georgetown Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year 2012 and The Texas Downtown Association ‘Best Downtown Business In Texas’ 2013.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.

 

Historic Downtown

103 W. 7th Street
(800) 436-8696

Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of  Texas. Unique shopping and delicious dining are some of the options which await you. Or, simply enjoy the restored historic buildings and landmark descriptions that describe a portion of Georgetown’s rich history. Call in advance for a guided tour, please call in advance. For more information and to download a self-guided walking tour, click here. For a preview of the Historic Downtown Tour, click here.

Georgetown Public Library

402 West 8th Street
(512) 930-3551
library.georgetown.org

The Georgetown Public Library houses and administers a collection of more than 80,000 items and has a wonderful “Kid’s Only!” Program.  Weekly story hours, a summer reading program, reference services, and public access to the Internet are a few of the services provided.

Old Williamson County Jail

312 Main Street

circa 1888. The lawlessness of the frontier days prompted county fathers to commission this imposing fortress-like jail, the county’s fourth. The limestone building with crenelated parapet was designed by prominent Waco architects, Dodson and Dudley, in a style reminiscent of the French Bastille. This historic building no longer serves as a jail, but has become a landmark, housing offices in downtown Georgetown.